A state-of-the-art wood to reduce emissions


Gilda Cotemporary Art is committed to an important project to mitigate the amount of CO2 in the air. The project, curated by Phoresta Onlus , provides  the implementation of a real wood in a place located 15 minutes far from the centre of Bologna, covering a surface of 17 hectares (17,000 square metres), of which at least 6 thousand will be completely re-afforested with native plants (field maple, oak, hornbeam, hackberry and so on). It is estimated that between 1,000 and 1,500 trees will be planted. The works wil begin next March and will last until the end of 2019: the agreement is on a three-yearly basis and provides for an appropriate funding from Gilda. The wood will be open for visits thanks to a net of paths. It will contribute both to absorbing CO2 and to providing more oxygen, thus improving the biodiversity in the area. The project has the purpose of announcement, as it is an example of how we can fight the climate change in a practical way, perceptible by the whole community. Gilda will also benefit from this sponsorship; Phoresta will indeed monitor the CO2 emissions produced by the gallery; everybody emits CO2, so it is essential to know the amount in order to make a plan to mitigate it or even to cancel it. So, let’s meet in the wood at the end of 2019!


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